Ann (just_ann_now) wrote in tolkien_weekly,

The Loving Son

Title: The Loving Son
Author: Annmarwalk
Source: “Return of the King”, sort of
Disclaimer: Not mine, merely borrowed for 100 words
Characters: Boromir, Denethor
Rating: PG
Warning: Dark!
Author’s Note: My response to Ribby’s backstory. Read that first!

Ring on his finger; the question of Isildur’s heir settled once for all; peace in Gondor allowed Boromir to consider the role and rule of a king. His father had reigned in actuality; should he not finally bear the title as well?

But Denethor seemed, now, so old - exhausted by his weighty responsibility. Would he not be relieved to see Gondor in the capable hands of the one who had, after all, saved her from the Dark Lord?

Surely, he could give his father a loving gift – a peaceful, well deserved rest – and bear the burden of Kingship himself.

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